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Marco Aurelio
Marco, 59, is married and has two children. He lives in a village in the Las Flores municipality, Lempira. He’s been working in agriculture for more than 20 years. He currently grows coffee on his home property. He sells his harvest to middle-men or to coffee cooperatives. He’s kept his crops well by means of loans and is currently asking for his third loan for 25,000 Lempiras that he’ll use to buy fertilizer and manure and for the weeding. His plan is to continue expanding his crop to obtain higher yields and income for his family.
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Don Marco, tiene 59 años de edad, esta casado, tiene dos hijos, vive en una aldea del municipio de las Flores, Lempira. El tiene más de 20 años de dedicarse a la agricultura, actualmente cuenta con cultivos de café en la propiedad de su casa. La producción la vende a intermediarios o a los beneficios de café. Ha mantenido bien sus cultivos mediante la inversión de prestamos, actualmente solicita el tercer préstamo que es por 25,000 lempiras, y los invertirá en la compra de fertilizantes, abonos y limpieza. Su plan es seguir ampliando su cultivo para obtener mayor producción e ingresos para su familia.

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About Organización de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino Financiera, S.A.

This loan is administered by Organización de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino Financiera, S.A. (ODEF), a Kiva Field Partner in Honduras. A leader in the microfinance sector since 1985, ODEF strives to combat poverty by offering a wide array of financial services to low-income men and women. The organization works with its parent NGO, ODEF OPD, to provide training and technical assistance to impoverished microentrepreneurs. By incorporating the entire family unit in this process, ODEF OPD aims to improve the standard of living through the creation of profitable enterprises. Visit ODEF’s partner page for more information.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $9,996,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Marco Aurelio to buy fertilizer and manure and to weed his coffee plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 23, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014